5 New Perks That Might Convince You to Switch Banks

5 New Perks That Might Convince You to Switch Banks

At the turn of the century, the idea of online banking and relegating all of your financial needs to the internet was unthinkable. But now, it’s inescapable. A recent J.D. Power survey found 53% of retail bank customers are using mobile banking in 2019. Unyoked from traditional brick-and-mortar stores, customers are turning to digital-first challengers…

Should You Replace Your Savings Account With Investment Apps?

Should You Replace Your Savings Account With Investment Apps?

There are many ways to make your money work for you. When it comes to saving, it’s good to think about each move you make  as an investment for your future. A recent Charles Schwab study found 26% of people who have a 401(k) said they would “rather live well now than save for an…

Home Safety Checklist: A Handy Guide for the Whole Family

Home Safety Checklist: A Handy Guide for the Whole Family

Follow these steps to keep your home and your family safe What’s the best way to keep your home and family safe? With so many home security systems available to consumers at affordable prices, your options are endless. Technology can help you automate home security and reduce the risk of fires, intruders, and accidents. With…

So You’re Thinking About Moving. How Will This Affect Your Car Insurance?

So You’re Thinking About Moving. How Will This Affect Your Car Insurance?

Rent, taxes, the price for a gallon of milk — all of these are cost-of-living factors that change depending on where you live. There are plenty of calculators online that help you compare your living expenses once you’ve moved from one city to another, but what about your car insurance? To help answer this, we…

From Fiber to 5G: How Internet Connection Types Compare

From Fiber to 5G: How Internet Connection Types Compare

Connecting to the internet has never been easier: Whether you’re chatting in coffee shops or setting up smart smoke detectors, there’s information uploading to the internet everywhere. But there are more options than ever, which can make it tricky to decide which technology is best for you. We’re going to walk you through all the…

Streaming Royalties and the Starving Artist: How Musicians Make Money

Streaming Royalties and the Starving Artist: How Musicians Make Money

If you’ve actually purchased music lately, it’s likely more for style than function. The vinyl revival has kept the vintage format of buying music steadily increasing. But CD players aren’t cool anymore, and why buy a digital album when you can stream it the same way for free? Today, the majority of today’s music revenue…

How to Save During Retirement Without Going Back to Work

How to Save During Retirement Without Going Back to Work

After spending decades in the workforce, probably the last thing you want to do is work during your retirement. But according to a Bankrate survey from 2016, most Americans plan to do just that, and 62% of them said money was a motivating factor. We want to help you conserve your money so that you…

How Netflix Can Help You Learn Another Language

How Netflix Can Help You Learn Another Language

You might escape everyday life by re-watching your favorite shows, whether it’s to drown the monotony of your 9-to-5 job or laugh at something all over again. In fact, science says indulging in, say, all eight episodes of Queer Eye season two in one day produces dopamine, a chemical that makes us feel excited and…

How to Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

How to Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

An empty home is a vulnerable home. In fact, most burglary-related crimes happen during the day when no one’s home, and according to Johnathan Frisk, an officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, you’re not the only one who doesn’t want a confrontation. Frisk says intruders typically don’t want resistance, either. Before leaving for an extended…

Tips For Traveling With Your Dog

Tips For Traveling With Your Dog

Traveling with your dog is a great way to see the world with your best furry friend by your side. However, where you go and how you travel can make or break the experience. That’s why we pulled out all the stops researching the best places to visit to with your dog. But picking the…